Stoudt's Gold Lager - Stoudts Brewing Co.
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4.08/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
This spot on rendition of the style makes a virtue of simplicity. It's very crisp and clean, with a slight bit of hops bitterness. The malt tastes fresh and provides an excellent example of the classic pils flavor, with a tinge of grainy sweetness. Gold Lager is an unassuming brew that doesn't seek to dazzle--hey, look at it sitting in your glass, with so few carbonation bubbles and so little head or lacing--it's no show off.
Brewing a session lager like this consistently and in large enough quantities to distribute takes serious brewing kung-fu. We talk so much on this site about beers that convert macro drinkers into craft drinkers, well Stoudt's helles is somewhat of the opposite--a beer to convert drinkers of quintuple IPAs, 157% ABV barleywines, beers brewed with plutonium, and so on to the lovely world of sessionable gold lagers.
Serving type: bottle
08-13-2007 01:24:13 | More by GnomeKing
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